Advent calendars have been, or still are, a big part of Christmas tradition. They are a symbol of the anticipation of a joyous Christmas.
But for some adults (probably you and your sweetheart as well), advent calendars might not be a thing anymore and are replaced by a long and dreadful to-do list.
So for this year, why not bring back this Christmas tradition and give it a little twist by turning it into a “couple edition” ? Holidays are the best time to reconnect with your Significant Other and bring romance back.
We’ve gathered these 25 Christmas advent activities for couples to do with your spouse. Fill them in your advent calendar and enjoy!
25 Christmas countdown activities for couples
Day 1: Holiday baking
Baking and cooking with bae can be romantic and fun. It’s about time to scroll for holiday baking ideas on Pinterest and make them in your own kitchen. We’ve put it on day 1 so even if the end products are not so perfect, you can still practice on the days to come.
If baking is not your thing, consider chocolate-making or creating your own version of Christmas eggnog. There are a variety of cute things to do together in the kitchen and you’ll definitely find something for you and bae.
Day 2: Choose matching Christmas pajamas
Day 3: Dance to your favorite Christmas song
Day 4: Cut down your own Christmas tree
Christmas tree is the centerpiece of every Christmas home. Check into the local Christmas tree farms’ locations and go get one.
If there isn’t any around, choosing a pretty faux tree together can also be a meaning tradition.
Day 5: Holiday scavenger hunt
Day 6: Put up a wreath together
Day 7: Go ice-skating
This popular winter date idea might be a little intimidating for beginners. But it will definitely keep you two closer.
Day 8: Decorate the Christmas tree
Day 9: Write a letter to each other and hide it in the tree
Don’t search for it before Christmas Eve. Leave it as a surprise on top of exchanging gifts.
Day 10: Make hot chocolate and s’mores
Day 11: Go out in town to see Christmas lights
Day 12: Random act of kindness
Send out homemade cookies to the homeless or donate canned food to animal shelters. Serving others will make your holiday together more meaningful and unforgettable.
The folks at Our Mindful Life put together a sweet and heartwarming kindness advent calendar for Christmas. Check it out and plan ahead!
Day 13: Share each other’s childhood holiday memory by the fire
Day 14: Spray snowflakes to the window
Day 15: Take a couple selfie that shows your Christmas hygge
Day 16: Build snowman that looks like each other
Day 17: Pick a book to read for each other
Day 18: Build a blanket fort
Day 19: Put together a Christmas care package for a deployed soldier
Day 20: DIY a candle with winter scented essential oil
Day 21: Have a Christmas movie marathon
Day 22: A creative gift-wrapping contest
Challenge each other to wrap and decorate gifts in unrepeated ways. See who runs out of ideas first.
Day 23: A Christmas wine-tasting
It’s time to get prepared for the big dinner. Go to the local winery to choose the wine that will make the special day even more special.
Day 24: Christmas grocery haul
Day 25: Enjoy a breakfast in bed before unwrapping gifts
So here you go. We hope that this list has inspired you to create your own couple advent calendar.
If you have some excellent plans for this Christmas, share with us in the comment and let’s get the creativity flowing here:)